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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - MT: Water

BROADUS, Mont. - The State Land Board will get the final say when it comes to protecting private property, air and water impacted by mining Otter Creek coal tracts. a federal judge has ruled. Judge Joseph Hegel also ruled that the board did not have to consider environmental impacts of mining the 1

HELENA, Mont. - Most Montana voters think of themselves as "conservationists," according to a new poll of attitudes throughout the Rockies. Lori Weigel with the Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies found 80 percent of Montana voters don't agree with political rhetoric that puts the econ

HELENA, Mont. - Coal-burning power plants across the country will now have to meet Montana's standards when it comes to mercury pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule that requires power plants to add pollution co

FORT PECK, Mont. - Accusations of ethical violations, environmental concerns and private property rights related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada into the United States could get a closer look by the U.S. State Department. A decision on a federal permit for the project has been delay

MISSOULA, Mont. - The best defense is a good offense, and not just for football. It's also a strategy for dealing with aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water-milfoil. And the battle to keep them away from Montana's Southern Crown of the Continent is well underway, thanks

COLSTRIP, Mont. - Several Montana ranchers downstream from coal mines want the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to address problems in eastern Montana related to water quality and quantity - or they'll sue. Ellen Pfister, a Yellowstone County rancher, says a law is already on the bo

CIRCLE, Mont. - Thirty-four landowners who will see the proposed Keystone XL pipeline cross their properties are looking to Montana Department of Environmental Quality director Richard Opper as their "last hope." They've sent a letter asking for safety requirements before the state approves the pipe

BILLINGS, Mont. - The recipe will stay secret. The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation voted Wednesday not to require complete public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas - despite the fact that most public comments it received - 192 out of 212 - urged tran

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